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AAA Texas expects 7.9M to travel for holidays

Published On: Dec 18 2013 01:34:49 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 18 2013 01:35:33 PM CST
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IRVING, Texas (AP) -

AAA Texas has predicted 7.9 million people statewide will be traveling during the upcoming 12-day holiday period.

The industry group on Wednesday offered the holiday travel projection for the period starting Saturday and running through Jan. 1. AAA says the number represents a 1.3 percent increase over people who traveled 50 miles or more during the comparable period last year.

Association officials say most people - about 7.3 million - are expected to travel by automobile. Texans are expected to log an average of 943 miles round trip.